Haley's three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he's killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening--and finds her husband waiting for her. Read more...
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Haley's three-year marriage to Sam, an army medic, ends tragically when he's killed in Afghanistan. Her attempts to create a new life for herself are ambushed when she arrives home one evening--and finds her husband waiting for her. Did the military make an unimaginable mistake when they told her Sam was killed?
Too late to make things right with his estranged twin brother, Stephen discovers Sam never told Haley about him. As Haley and Stephen navigate their fragile relation-ship, they are inexorably drawn to each other. How can they honor the memory of a man whose death brought them together--and whose ghost could drive them apart?
"Somebody Like You" is a beautifully rendered, affecting novel, reminding us that while we can't change the past, we have the choice to change the future and start anew.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2014-02-10
- Reviewer: Staff
In Vogt’s quietly beautiful inspirational contemporary, two people learn to let go of the past and discover that God often works in mysterious ways. Haley Ames is a pregnant, grieving military widow who’s shocked to find her dead husband, Sam, alive and well and standing on her porch when she comes home one day. But the man isn’t Sam—it’s his twin, Stephen. Haunted by unfinished business with his brother, Stephen persistently pursues Haley, and offers to help her whether she wants it or not. After a near kiss sends both into an emotional tailspin, they battle their attraction to each other, their inner struggles, and their need to make practical life decisions. Slowly, cautiously, they fall in love. But a miscommunication separates them, leaving them both praying for guidance. The couple’s shared loneliness, fear, and grief combine with romantic and family tenderness to create a heartwarming tearjerker about learning what love is. (May)